Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Saturdays 8-10 p.m.

The CSO Radio Broadcast Series features live concert performances by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, recorded at Symphony Center, alongside selections from the orchestra’s expansive catalog of commercial recordings. Every program is designed to illustrate fascinating stories found inside the music, as well as present insights from the performers themselves.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Susanna Malkki, conductor
Branford Marsalis, saxophone

Bizet: Symphony in C
Faure: Pavane
John Williams: Escapades from Catch Me If You Can
Melinda Wagner: Proceed, Moon
Debussy: Iberia
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun  (Christian Macelaru, conductor)

Listen Saturday December 9 at 8 p.m.

Ravel And Debussy

Dec 1, 2017

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
CSO Chorus

Muti Conducts Brahms

Nov 23, 2017

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F, Op. 90
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture

Listen Saturday November 25 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Catalani: Contemplazione
Martucci: Le canzone dei ricordi  (Joyce Di Donato, soprano)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A, Op.92
Prokofiev: Scythian Suite

Listen Saturday November 18 at 8 p.m.
 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck, conductor
Paul Lewis, piano; Regula Muhlermann, soprano

all Mozart:
Overture to La Clemenza di Tito
Exultate, Jubilate, K. 165
Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat, K. 595
Laudamus te, from Mass in C minor, K. 427
Aria Vorrei spiegarvi, o Dio
Symphony No. 35 in D, K. 385 Haffner
Symphony No. 39 in E-flat, K. 543

Listen Saturday November 11 at 8 p.m.
 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Donald Runnicles, conductor

Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem
R. Strauss: Death and Transfiguration
Elgar: Enigma Variations, Op. 36
Dvoark: Violin Concerto  (Christian Tetzlaff, violin; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor)

Listen Saturday November 4 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Semyon Bychkov, conductor
Daniil Trifonov, piano

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 1
Debussy: Reflets dans l'eau, from Images, Book 1 (encore)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8
Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia

Listen Saturday October 28 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Julia Fischer, violin

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 61
Brahms: Serenade No. 1 in D, Op. 11
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 in D, Op. 25 Classical

Listen Saturday October 21 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Verdi: Overture, Gli arredi festivi, and Va, pensiero from Nabucco
Verdi: Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore
Verdi: Patria oppressa from Macbeth
Verdi: Overture to I vespri siciliani
Puccini: Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut
Mascagni: Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Boito: Prologue to Mefistofele
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F, Op. 93

Listen Saturday October 14 at 8 p.m.

 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Schoenberg: Kol Nidrei  (Alberto Mizrahi, narrator; CSO Chorus)
Shostakovich: Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti  (Ildar Abdrazakov, bass)
Mason Bates: Anthology of Fantastic Zoology
Berlioz: Lelio, Fantasy on The Tempest by Shakespeare  (CSO Chorus)

Listen Saturday October 7 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

Rossini: Semiramide Overture
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G, Op. 58
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 Reformation
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet

Listen Saturday September 30 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor

Corigliano: Campane di Ravello
Elgar: In the South (Alessio)
Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition
Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
Beethoven: Consecration of the House Overture

Listen Saturday September 23 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Jarvi, conductor
Vadim Gluzman, violin

Glazunov: Concert Waltz No. 1
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 19
Sibelius: Karelia Suite
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E-flat
Mozart: Symphony No. 39 in E-flat, K. 543  (Pinchas Zukerman, conductor)

Listen Saturday September 16 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor
Paul Lewis, piano

Lutoslawski: Musique funebre
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 Pathetique
Mussorgsky: Dawn on the Moscow River and Dance of the Persian Maidens from Kovanschina  (Kirill Petrenko, conductor)

Listen Saturday September 9 at 8 p.m.
 

The Rite Of Spring

Aug 31, 2017

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Leila Josefowicz, violin

Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
John Adams: Scheherazade.2
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Respighi: The Fountains of Rome  (Manfred Honeck, conductor)

Listen Saturday September 2 at 8 p.m.
 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Matthias Goerne, baritone

Schubert (orch. Brahms): Songs
R. Strauss: Songs
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins  (Jennifer Koh and Jaime Laredo, violins; Harry Bicket, conductor)
Elgar: Cockaigne Overture  (Vasily Petrenko, conductor)

Listen Saturday August 26 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Mitsuko Uchida, piano

Rossini: La Scala di Seta (Silken Ladder)
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Samuel Adams: Many Words of Love
Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D minor
Catalani: Contemplazione

Listen Saturday August 19 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Sir Mark Elder, conductor
Richard Goode, piano

Ives: Symphony No. 2
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K. 488
R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
Mozart: Concerto for 2 Pianos in E-flat, K. 365  (Emanuel Ax, Benjamin Hochman, Orli Shaham and Orion Weiss, pianos)

Listen Saturday August 12 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Gautier Capucon, cello

Stravinsky: Scenes de ballet
Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto No. 1
Prokofiev: Suite from the ballet Romeo and Juliet
R. Strauss: Death and Transfiguration

Listen Saturday August 5 at 8 p.m.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Donald Runnicles, conductor
Robert Chen, violin

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Mahler: Symphony No. 5
Beethoven: Coriolan Overture  (Fritz Reiner, conductor)

Listen Saturday July 29 at 8 p.m.

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